Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash

Nov 17, 2020 | Vegetables

Sweet and savory Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash is the perfect easy paleo and gluten-free side dish! A side dish I’ll be sure to have on my Thanksgiving table this year.

Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash

Some people are all about pie on Thanksgiving. That’s fine. Me? I just want a personal turkey and a personal pan of squash and I am good to go for the day. In fact, the best part about being single and having my own Thanksgiving for so many years was that I could do just that: sit on the floor with my dog and our turkey, tossing his scraps with one hand and eating my squash with the other. Sadly I have to be a bit more civilized since I won’t be alone on Thanksgiving this year, but I’ll still be making my favorite honeynut squash, and maybe requesting a personal turkey. We’ll see where the day takes us.

I cook my squash plain most of the time, but this is extra fun and festive way to change things up for the holidays, especially when you’re sharing with guests. You only need maple syrup, coconut oil, thyme, and some salt to transform your squash into a memorable side dish!

Can I use Butternut Squash instead?

Yes! I truly love my honeynut squash but you can substitute them if you can’t find any. Butternut tastes amazing with these same ingredients and you won’t be disappointed! You may need to adjust your baking time accordingly if you end up with a bigger squash.

Sweet and savory Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash is the perfect easy paleo and gluten-free side dish! A side dish I'll be sure to have on my Thanksgiving table this year.

Sweet and savory Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash is the perfect easy paleo and gluten-free side dish! A side dish I'll be sure to have on my Thanksgiving table this year.

Variations of this easy Roasted Honeynut Squash

  • Omit the sliced almonds and serve with walnuts, pecans, or the nuts of your choosing.
  • Use honey instead of maple syrup (pictured below–it’s delish!)
  • Omit the herbs and use cinnamon and a touch of ginger for a sweeter take.
  • Peel and cube your squash and then roast it for a different serving option.

Other paleo vegetable recipes you might like:

 

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Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash

Sweet and savory Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash is the perfect easy paleo and gluten-free side dish! A side dish I'll be sure to have on my Thanksgiving table this year.

COURSE Side Dish
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 30 minutes
SERVINGS 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 small honeynut squashes cut in half
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp flakey sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and arrange squash halves cut-side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle with coconut oil and half of the salt and thyme. Roast until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with slivered almonds, extra thyme, and salt. Enjoy!

Sweet and savory Maple Thyme Honeynut Squash is the perfect easy paleo and gluten-free side dish! A side dish I'll be sure to have on my Thanksgiving table this year.

2 Comments

  1. Michele

    I love Butternut squash also, but do you scoop out the seeds before roasting?

    Reply
    • Moriah

      I didn’t, but you can! I find they come out the same either way.

      Reply

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